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COVID-19 Update on Counseling & Psychology Services

(updated 8 April, 2020)
We at Tokyo Mental Health are concerned about both the potential impact of COVID-19 and the policies aimed at controlling it on mental health, and are dedicated to providing professional support during this period of uncertainty.

Tokyo Mental Health will endeavour to continue to meet your mental health needs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information for everyone:
If you feel that you would like to receive additional support for your mental health during this time, you can find accurate and useful information about the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health on our website. You can also read our latest blog about the potential negative effects of social distancing on mental health and ways to reduce them. Additionally, you can book an appointment with one of our licensed and experienced counselors. We offer both video-counseling appointments for those who wish to seek therapy from the comfort of their home and appointments at our therapy office face to face where needed.

Information for schools:
Our experienced counselors can offer therapy on-site or online for children and adolescents who may be struggling to get help for their mental health, now that schools are closed. Our psychologists are also still open to carry out psychological evaluations for school-aged children and adolescents despite school closures. We can provide an accurate assessment of mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and OCD, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, learning disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some assessments may be provided via online / Skype with medical support where needed by Dr Andrew Kissane at American Clinic Tokyo.

Information for businesses:
The stressful impact of COVID-19 on workers is inevitable. Tokyo Mental Health’s Employee Assistance Program, led by a team of experienced mental health professionals, delivers top-quality concierge mental health services to help promote a healthy workforce during these difficult times, whether people are working from the office or home, or work is suspended.

We provide both on-site and online services.

Tokyo Mental Health provides 3 different services in Japan, all focused on helping English-speakers with their mental health:

Psychiatry Clinic at American Clinic Tokyo

Tokyo Mental Health is now collaborating with the American Clinic Tokyo to provide a psychiatry clinic in Akasaka, Tokyo, next to the American Embassy, 3 days per week. The psychiatry clinic at American Clinic Tokyo provides medical psychiatric treatment such as antidepressant and other medication, cognitive therapy and relaxation techniques for patients with depression or other mood disorders, anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, psychosis, and other common mental health problems. The clinic also provides stress management techniques for those who wish to improve their resilience.

Counseling & Psychotherapy at Tokyo Mental Health Shintomi Office

Tokyo Mental Health offers face-to-face counseling and psychotherapy with English-speaking psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists. Our aim is to make high quality counselling and psychotherapy treatment available in Tokyo for the foreign community and returnees for whom accessing an English counselor, therapist or medical psychiatrist in Tokyo can be difficult. We provide therapy and counselling for both adults and adolescents.

We provide counseling and psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, addiction disorders, relationship problems, anger management and stress. We also provide marriage counseling and couples counseling. We provide a variety of psychotherapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapies, cognitive analytic therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Psychological Testing at Tokyo Mental Health Shintomi office

Tokyo Mental Health has launched a new psychological testing service for both children and adults. We now offer a full range of psychometric test-based assessments for both clinical and psychoeducational purposes, including for learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, and for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD. We offer testing for all ages in English, Spanish and Japanese.

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